birding-aus Hooded Plover - scientific names

Subject: birding-aus Hooded Plover - scientific names
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 1999 20:33:02 +1000
Following a query from a German researcher I'd be grateful if anyone can
tell me about the dates of the various scientific name(s)of the Hooded
Plover/Dotterel.  As far as I know these have been:

      Charadrius cucullatus
      Charadrius rubricollis 
      Thinornis rubricollis 

>From my field guides etc. I guess they came from the RAOU check lists
(or equivalents) dated, respectively, 1926, 1975 (Condon -
non-passerines) and 1994 (Christides & Boles).

If this is right, can anyone explain the Slater 1989 edition (still
being reprinted in 1995) including the first of these names ?

I'd also like to know why the specific name was changed.

Replies to me please at  

Michael Norris
Hampton, Vic.

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